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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta TRAVELLING TO EUROPE VIA CHARTER? IIT US ARRANGE YOUR GROUND TOURS AND RHINI CRUISES For Further Information and Rotorvationt Contact: ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Contra Village Won Ind Phono 321-3201 or 32M1I4 The Lethbridge Herald SECOND SECTION Lethbridge, Alberta, Monday, March 29, 1971, PAGES 13 TO 22 It'* a ORIAT DAY to SERVE EVERYONE'S FAVORITE (Spieial Price* on Bulk Orders) ERICKSEN'S 2021 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 324-8141 1705 M.M. Drive Ph. 328-7751 Govt, funds urgently needed if IDs to function efficiently 100 BIBLES PRESENTED ~ Inmates of the Lethbridge Correctional Institute were presented with 100 Bibles at a special ceremony Sunday. Warden L J. Fisher (right) accepts the Bibles on behalf of the inmates from Ralph Pitt, Scripture distribution chairman for the Gideon's. Looking Refugees to work on southern Alberta farms on the presentation are, from left to right, Allan Collins, Lethbridge Gideon's president; Capt. J. K. Sayers, correctional institute chaplain; Mr. Pitt; Mr. Fisher; Lawrence Edwards, Gideon's zone leader and Charles Lilly, Gideon's secretary. New life in Canada for Tibetan families Seven Tibean refugees and their families set foot on Lethbridge soil for the first time Saturday morning in the first step to becoming the newest south Albertans. The 33-member group, 13 adults and 10 dhldren, left Delhi in Northern India March 25, arriving in Calgary the next day and were bused to Lethbridge. A total of 220 Tibetans will become new Canadians in a movement based primarily on humanitarian grounds to alleviate the plight of some of them living in India. Lethbridge Canada Manpower centre officials said the arrangement is part of an agreement between the federal government and Tibet under which a limited number of OUR OSCAR "Wonder why the Municipal Hospital Board had to go into closed session to establish a department of psychiatry?" COME TO ANGLO DISTRIBUTORS GRAND OPENING NEW STORE - 426 6 St. S. 9:30 a.m. Thursday FREE GIFT - PRIZES refugees would be accepted into Canada on an experimental basis. The small group arriving in the city was lead by Lob sang Tashi, 17, a road laborer in Registration of flag under way The legal process for registering the Fort Whoop - Up flag has been started, following city council's decision Monday to adopt it as an official city symbol. John Hammond, city solicitor, said he had never registered a flag before and wasn't entirely sure how long it would be before the flag became the exclusive property of the city. Once it has been registered no one else will be able to legally use it without the .city's permission. The city may grant such permission to such groups as schools or the Travel and Conv e n t i o n Association of Southern Alberta, as it'sees fit. India, where he learned rudimentary English. Sunday the group left for Taber where they will be given a three-week short course on English. Jim Kanashiro of Canada Manpower in Lethbridge said the families will be located on the farms by the end of April, after completing the language instruction. Two families will each settle in pre-selected farms in the Taber, Vauxhall and Rainier areas for work in the beet fields. Mr. Tashi said the group had been living in refugee camps since the early 1950s when they fled their country for India, fearing an invasion by the Communist Chinese. > Garrison meet planned tonight The annual meeting of the general membership of the Lethbridge Garrison Association will be held tonight, according to announcement by Maj. A D. Cook, president. Officers and former officers of the three armed services are invited. The meeting will be held in the Lethbridge armory at Kenyon Field starting at 8 o'clock. BEARnaked SPRING SUPER KEM-TONE LATEX 308 T 10" QTS. KEM-GL0 3-84 GALS. 1272 VELVET QTS. 3-84 GALS. 12" Sherwin Williams PAINT & WALLPAPER 321 - 6TH ST. S. PHONE 327-8321, 327-0211 He said the people in the group had some fears and apprehensions about their trip to Canada but the dominant feeling now is one of happiness- a feeling they are happy to be able to live and work in Canada. He said the group came to Kipp farmer is honored Casey Wiskerke, 37, a farmer in the Kipp area, was honored at the Alberta-North West Territories annual Jaycs banquet in Edmonton on the weekend. Two Alberta residents, Dr. John Gainer Read, medical director of the University of Alberta Hospital and Dennis McDonald, Calgary regional fisheries biologist, were nominated for national Canadian Jaycees r e c o g n i tion as outstanding young men for 1970. John Robertson, president of a transport rental company in the NWT was also nominated. National selections will be made in July during the Canadian Jaycees Convention in St. Catharines, Ont. Chamber plans tour The Indian affairs committee of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a bus tour of Kainai Industries Ltd., the Standoff Superette and the Kainai Sports Centre April 28. Tickets for the tour are $2 per person. The tour is open to the public on a first - come-first-served basis. The bus will leave the Civic Sports Centre at 1:30 p.m. and arrive back in the city about 5 p.m. Arena salvaging still in limbo The salvaging of what remains of the Lethbridge Arena is "still in limbo." A city hall spokesman says the arena site has been made safe for the public, but no action has yet been taken on removal of debris or salvaging material from the ruins. The area has been fenced off and anything of value that could be stolen has been removed from the site. Warm, windy is forecast The intrusion of a Pacific low pressure system on the Arctic ridge which has dominated the area for the past two weeks will result in generally warm but windy weather. Skies should remain mostly sunny today and Tuesday as the upper atmosphere continues under the influence of the high. Temperatures during the day should be in the low 50's, dropping down to near 20 overnight. Winds will be from the west 20 mph gusting to about 40 mph. The high and low temperatures Sunday were 45 above and 31 above respectively. The all-time record temperatures for March 29 are 74 above set in 1966 and six below set in 1936. Temperatures one year ago were 31 above and 21 above. Canada mainly to be able to get education for their children. "When educated, some of them will be able to go back to Tibet to help our fellow countrymen," he said. Mr. Kanashiro said they will not always work on farms. It is up to them to make what ever career for themselves they feel suitable. There is a possibility another short course in English will be sponsored next winter to assist them further. Mr. Tashi said everything they had seen or done was different and exciting, as witnessed when four of the children saw their first television. Two brothers are included in the group Jamyang Chaphil Gari was a dogpa or game ranger in India and Tibet while Tsega Tashi Gari was a businessman. Through Mr. Tashi, the men said they were looking forward to their new life in Canada. Mr. Tashi said the women in the group will mainly fulfill their function as housewife, just as it was in India. He indicated the Tibetans were hardworking people and if the occasion arises, the women will be able to make money working with the men in the beet fields. Immediate government participation in the proposed irrigation cost-sharing program is imperative if irrigation districts are to function efficiently, said Les Toth, manager of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District, at the district's annual meeing held today in Picture Butte. Mr. Toth said the $126,642 received by Alberta irrigation districts during 1970-71 from the provincial government was not adequate for effectual renovations to the outmoded districts, and called for the enlargement and expansion of the cost-sharing agreement. He expressed disappointment over the fact that after three years of negotiations between districts and government no real gains have been made. "It is hard to believe that the government of Canada would delay and hedge in its commitment for such a vital and urgent program," said Mr. Toth. He added that the districts do have some call for optimism, now, after a recent announcement by Bud Olson, federal minister of agriculture, which indicated several million dollars in government funds was being allocated for irrigation rehabilitation in the province. Mr. Toth said about $6 million is required to rehabilitate the LNBD. A chart showing comparison of expenditures in the LNID for the past four years was distributed at the meeting, showing that in 1968, rehabilitation, general administration, maintenance and operation and sundry items cost the district $429,463. The same operations cost $381,239 in 1970 and are estimated to cost $335,000 in 1971. An upswing in salaries and operating expenses in the district necessitated a general increase in water rates, from $3 pei- irrigated acre to $3.25 per irrigated acre. St. John brigade is complimented Roads opening in Glacier Park Spring opening of roads in Glacier National Park began March 24 and is expected to be completed by June 10 with the opening of the Going-to-the-Sun Highway over Logan Pass, said park superintendent William J. Briggle. March 24 is the usual starting date for the road openings which begin on the lower elevations near Lake McDonald and finish with the clearing of the Going-to-the Sun Highway, said Mr. Briggle. The approximate dates for road openings in the park are: Camas Creek and Fish Creek roads, April 9; Sun Road, McDonald Lodge to Avalanche Campground, April 24; Sun Road, Avalanche Campground to Loop, April 30; St. Mary - Jackson View Overlook, May 15; North Fork, May 22; Many Glacier, May 8; Two Medicine May 30 and Chief Mountain, May 15. gCUFF BLACK, Certified Dental Mechanic [BLACK DENTAL LAB! lower level MEDICAL DENTAL BLDG. PHONE 327-2822 Vet group reunion set Interested Lethbridge p e r-sons have been invited by the 50-14 Veterans' Association to its annual banquet and reunion in, the Palliser Hotel in Calgary April 10. The annual event commemorates on alternate years the Battle of Vimy Ridge in which the 50th Battalion served with distinction and the Dieppe Raid in which the 14th Armoured Regiment (Calgary Tanks) played an important role. This year the reunion is honoring the 50th Battalion. Further information can be obtained by writing the publicity committee at 922 5A St. N. W., Calgary. Permits total $185,000 Single - family residences made the biggest contribution to the building permit total at city hall in the week ending March 26. Ten permits were taken out, for a total of $185,000. Five of the units were factory fabricated houses being erected by Schwartz Agencies Ltd. Their value varied from $14,000 to $17,000. The only other permit over $10,000 was a $110,000 apartment block permit taken out by Bick-erton and Neudorf. The 12-suite apartment will be located at 1137 27th St. A N. Elk Week under way in city Elk Week in Lethbridge started off today with open house at the Elks Club where slides and other information were presented to the public. Lethbridge Lodge No. 37, which donates between $7,000 and $10,000 annually to needy organizations in the community, has donated more than $335,000 over the years. Majority of the funds are obtained from the annual carnival and car raffle. The Thursday night bingos also provide a substantial amount. Tuesday night will be Stag Night for Elk members and guests featuring an oyster feed. At 8 p.m. Wednesday the public is invited to a hockey game in the Civic Ice Centre between the Lethbridge Midget Elks and Elks Oldtimers. Proceeds will go to minor hockey. A $500 jackpot and other prizes will be up for grabs at Thursday night's bingo which is open to the general public. Friday night, will be the President's Ball at which district Elks will be in attendance. The St. John Ambulance en-1 terprise in Lethbridge is "doing a wonderful job and the spirit here is extremely high," Nelles Buchanan, president of the Alberta Council of St. John Ambulance, said in an interview. The former chief judge of the District Court was on a swing through major Alberta centres to visit officials of St. John Ambulance Associations and St. John Ambulance Brigades. He is president of the Alberta Council of St. John. In an interview Judge Buchanan said he first became involved with St. John during the First World War. "I can recall being taken to a hospital and when I looked up it was named St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital," he said. He has been involved with St. John since 1940 holding many positions. Lack of volunteer workers is the major problem facing the association. Lethbridge has been more successful than other areas with this problem, he said. The 22 volunteers in Lethbridge last year put in 3,200 hours of work. One volunteer logged 400 hours. There are few paid personnel in St. John, he said, and financing is something of a problem now because of the increasing demand for services and training programs. Judge Buchanan visited the St. John ophthalmic hospital in Jerusalem where a $20,000 cheque from the Calgary Miles for Millions project was donated to the hospital. The hospital is the only one of its kind in the Near East and treats Jews and Arabs alike from five countries. It is making good progress in a fight against an eye disease affecting thousands of children in the area. The disease can cause blindness. Judge Buchanan had nothing but praise for work being done in Lethbridge by the association and brigade. He was especially pleased with the spirit which prevails in the area which was classed as being much higher than in other major Alberta centres. HAMILTON'S FLOOR COVERING LTD. COMPLETE CARPET AND LINOLEUM INSTALLATION 909 3rd Ave. S. Ph. 327-5454 School to use hospital gym The emphasis in joint use of school - community facilities has taken a slight shift. This time it is a school that is crying for use of community facilities. In response to a request from Gerald Wilson, principal of Gilbert Paterson Elementary and Junior High School, the Letb-bridge Municipal Hospital agreed to let the school use the Gait School or Nursing gymnasium for two classes a day in the mornings for six weeks. The board will not consider extending the use of the gym in the fall when its use wll be required for psychiatric patients. Mr. Wilson says the school's present facilities are inadequate for the 830 to 850 students requiring physical education accommodation. A lunchroom at the school now is being used for low-level skill development but ball handling skills require a high ceiling. MIKE HANZEL EXTRA WEAR FOR EVERY PAIR 317 7th STREET SOUTH R , R 5 R P R H R k'' R " R H R 'i/ R !j R WHO IS THE PERFECT FOOL? Although they toy no one it perfect, we feel that at the first of, April, our definition of a "perfect fool" is appropriate. He is someone who does not believe in going to a doctor or dentist for a periodic check-up. Moreover he will always try to cure his own illness and yours too if you will listen to him. His medicine cabinet is filled with half-empty unlabelled bottles. He usually is the first one to try that new "gadget" or "elixer," and is an expert on all current health fads from dieting to exotic seeds. He is a menace to himself and to others. Laura Secord Easter Assorted candies and Eggs and Chickens and Rabbits have arrived and they are delicious . . . mmmm. DRAFFIN'S DRUG STORES Downtown 327-3279 - Dispensary 328-6133 R.HR FREE DELIVERY A, 1 r> r: X .-. A ATTENTION Open All Day Saturday All Credit Cards Accepted SALE FIRST TIRE LIST PRICE SECOND TIRE ...... 1 0 ALL PASSENGER, TRUCK and TRACTOR TIRES ON SALE I DROP IN AND COMPARE  FREE MOUNTING -EXAMPLE- F78xl4 4 PLY FLEETWOOD TUBELES5 NYLON PASSENGER TIRE LEONARD TIRE MART LTD. 1902 2nd Avenue South Phone 327-3580 "WE KNOWINGLY UNDERSELL" ;